Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type (Post 2015-16)
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TitleHouseholds accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type
Last update20 April 2017
Next update06 June 2017
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationLocal authorities
Languages coveredEnglish and Welsh
Data licensingYou may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence
General descriptionThe information is based on a quarterly statistical return completed by local authorities in Wales. From April 2015 onwards the return was revised and extended to collect information about prevention and relief.
The information is collected in order to establish the number and type of households that were provided with assistance during the period. It is also used to establish the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation and the types of accommodation provided. This data is used by the Welsh Government, homelessness agencies and other housing organisations, in order to help monitor trends in the overall level of statutory homelessness across Wales.
The total in this table includes all households for which assistance has been provided. Therefore the total will differ to the totals shown in HOUS0414.
Frequency of publicationQuarterly
Users, uses and contextPlease find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.
Rounding appliedDisclosure control has been applied to the data. All figures less than 3 have been supressed and shown as a ‘*’. All other figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3. As a result, there may be a difference between the sum of the constituent items and the total.
Statistical qualityThere are a number of factors (including timing issues, the recording of multiple outcomes and local authority IT reporting systems), which have impacted on the quality and accuracy of the data collected and published on statutory homeless for 2015-16. These are mainly due to the legislative changes introduced in April 2015 and the time needed for the local authority data providers to fully absorb the impact of these changes and to adjust their internal systems and processes accordingly. Further information is provided in Section 2.2 of the accompanying annual statistical release.
Whilst we have worked closely with local authorities to improve the quality of the data there is a limit to the improvements that can be made retrospectively to the 2015-16 data and some concerns over the quality and accuracy of the data remain. Although the pre April 2015 statutory homelessness statistics were designated as National Statistics, given the concerns over data quality a temporary de-designation of the Homelessness Statistics data for 2015-16 has been agreed with the UK Statistics Authority. The 2015-16 data as published on Stats Wales and within the accompanying release are therefore not classified as National Statistics.